At the end of the very wintry month of March, a group of Danish Scouts came to Scotland to walk from Crianlarich to Fort William. The nine Explorers (ages 13-15) and three leaders arrived carrying all their gear, carefully weighed to avoid Ryanair surcharges.
On arrival, they were able to spend a night in the 150th Craigalmond Scout hall, which they very much appreciated. This follows a long Scouting tradition of helping visiting groups undertake adventurous trips, and it reminds us that we all wear the World Scout Membership Badge. It is also a reminder that some of the pillars of Scouting are Fun, Friendship and Adventure.
The visitors presented the 150th with their very traditionally designed necker, and the Group hopes to link up with them as part of their World Challenge.
The Danish Explorer Leader, Birgitte, wrote:
We had a fantastic trip up the West Highland Way and finished in Fort William on time. We had only one day with rain and a little snow, most of the time the sun was shining. The spirit was great and the views amazing. Most of the group declared even before the departure from Edinburgh that they wanted to repeat the trip but start from the beginning some time.
Their photos give a sense of what they experienced.
John Buchanan ARC Explorers